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MDA Website Receives Gold Awards

February 25, 2015

The website of the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA),, has received three Gold awards in the 2015 AVA Digital Awards, an international competition that recognizes excellence by creative professionals responsible for the production of a wide range of digital communication, including website development. The MDA website, which launched in October 2014, received Gold recognition in […] Read More »

Dental Education Loan Repayment for Service Program Launches Today

January 21, 2015

Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation Commits $2,000,000 to Fund Newly Created Dedicated to Minnesota Dentists Program (DMD) (Minneapolis, MN)  – –   Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation, in collaboration with the Minnesota Dental Foundation, announces the launch of the Dedicated to Minnesota Dentists (DMD) Program: a competitive dental education loan repayment for service program for qualifying […] Read More »

Free Dental Care for Children in Need February 6-7, 2015

January 5, 2015

(Minneapolis, MN)  – –   Free dental care for up to 6,000 children in need will be available at more than 200 dental offices across the state on February 6th and 7th, 2015.   Minnesota dentists will be providing free dental care services for children in need, during the Minnesota Dental Association’s 13th annual Give Kids a […] Read More »

(locked)Focus on Strengths for Greater Practice Health

January 1, 2015

By Matt Swenson From the January-February 2015 Issue of Northwest Dentistry As the owner of a dental practice, you, the dentist, are both a leader and a producer — arguably making you the single most important success factor in your practice. You set the tone for your practice’s culture (key word), putting a lot of pressure squarely on your shoulders. If you […] Read More »

(locked)Electrical Pulp Testing: Sources of Error

January 1, 2015

By Jonathan F. Richards, D.D.S., M.S., Scott B. McClanahan, D.D.S., M.S., and Walter R. Bowles, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D. From the January-February 2015 Issue of Northwest Dentistry Accurate identification and assessment of an inflamed or necrotic tooth is essential for endodontic treatment. The purpose of this research was to investigate possible sources of error associated with the use of […] Read More »

(locked)Using Multiple Bonding Strategies

January 1, 2015

By Thomas D. Larson, D.D.S., M.S.D. From the January-February 2015 Issue of Northwest Dentistry There are many ways to bond to tooth structure, some micro-mechanical, some chemical, some a combination. Different dentin bonding materials have different bonding strengths to differently prepared surfaces, and because of differences in their nature, different areas of tooth structure present […] Read More »

(locked)The Changing Face of Heroin Addiction

January 1, 2015

By Nathan Pedersen, D.D.S. From the January-February 2015 Issue of Northwest Dentistry Late last year when Northwest Dentistry’s Editorial Advisory Board was brainstorming topics to pursue for 2015, one that came to the fore was given the working title “How Do You Recognize a Heroin Addict?”  Discussion produced the set of questions that is the foundation of the following article. Recognizing that […] Read More »